By Guy Spriggs
According to Spanish and topical studies major Sammi Meador, it can be hard to use words like environmentalism and sustainability when talking about her personal and academic interests.
“These are hot topics right now,” Meador said, “and a lot of people think these are just wishy-washy terms.”
As she explains, however, sustainability is about far more than buzz words and empty gestures. Environmental studies is also about people.
Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference Tackles Environmental, Social Issues, Economics, and More
Scholars and students from around the globe have congregated in Lexington for the last two years to discuss nature, the environment, social issues, economics, and more at the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference. The next conference will take place at the University of Kentucky during the end of February 2013.
By Guy Spriggs
Through a National Science Foundation program called Research Experiences for Undergraduates, 10 students from colleges across the country spent 10 weeks studying suburban ecology and invasive species at or nearby UK's Ecological Research Facility.
This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media research.uky.edu/reveal/index.shtml
Jon Finnie, a student in Matt Wilson's GIS Workshop at the University of Kentucky, discusses the classes community partnership with Seedleaf.
Ryan Koch, the founder and director of Seedleaf discusses the non-profits partnership with Matt Wilson's Geographic Information Systems Workshop at the University of Kentucky.